Update: Firefox 78.0 released

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At the time of typing, "Help -> About Firefox" says "77.0.1 (64-bit) Firefox is up to date", so no doubt the delights of v78.0 await me...!
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Usually, selecting Help > About Firefox auto-updates immediately on the official release date. I don't know why it doesn't this time...
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John Gray wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 09:45
At the time of typing, "Help -> About Firefox" says "77.0.1 (64-bit) Firefox is up to date", so no doubt the delights of v78.0 await me...!
Hello John, also Hans (grin).
I too was mystified over this.
My Options doesn't show a checkbox for auto-download (I have changed my views on automatic updates).

Is there anything to this business of being a special person, i.e. a Release Channel user?

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Firefox 78.0 is available for download from Download Firefox, but for reasons unknown to me it is currently not offered as an automatic update... :shrug:
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HansV wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 10:46
... but for reasons unknown to me ...
so you are NOT omnipotent! (grin).

I ran the "update" option, but Help About still said 77.x. I exited FF, reloaded, still at 77.
So I went to Options and Lo and behold:
FF77-78-TWO.png
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I still see
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StuartR wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 12:32
I still see
Even after you exit and then reload FF? :scratch:
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I still see exactly what Stuart sees despite asking seven times, rebooting once and not wearing a red shirt. :scratch:
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There is clearly something strange going on with this update!
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It appears that 78.0 contains a bug. Version 78.0.1 will be released soon.
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You'd think by now that all the updating they do, they could get it right.
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Version 78.0.1 is now available through the internal update mechanism.

See Version 78.0.1, first offered to Release channel users on July 1, 2020
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I loved the line that said
Mozilla paused the rollout of the new stable version of the Firefox web browser that it released yesterday
This is clearly a meaning of the word stable with which I was not previously familiar
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Does Mozilla keep horses in it?
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HansV wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 16:44
Does Mozilla keep horses in it?
Neigh.
(minutes later) I am now at 78.0.1 automatically
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Would you not think that even a minimal amount of testing of a new browser version would show the unavailability of search engines?! :hairout:
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Had it been Microsoft, I wouldn't have been surprised, but Mozilla? :scratch:
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HansV wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 17:38
Had it been Microsoft, I wouldn't have been surprised, but Mozilla? :scratch:
Yabbut.
At this rate Mozilla Firefox will be at version 2004 in no time at all ...
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